The table below looks at the statistics for Java SE skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Java SE over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Java Platform, Standard Edition (Java SE, JSE)
Rank 206 201 206
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing Java SE 5 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.085% 0.051% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.17% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 7
Average daily rate
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£425 £650 £525
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-34.61% +23.80%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £52.50 -
% change year-on-year
-23.80% -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1794 1723 2162
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.37% 29.45% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1462 1289 1654
Average daily rate £450 £445 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +8.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.02 £16.00 £30.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

Java SE
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Java SE across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Java SE Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Java SE
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Java SE across the City of London region.

Java SE Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Java SE
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Java SE also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java SE.

1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (37.50%) Jackrabbit
3 3 (37.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 3 (37.50%) Apache Sling
3 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
3 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (37.50%) TDD
3 3 (37.50%) Banking
3 3 (37.50%) Web Development
3 3 (37.50%) Grails
3 3 (37.50%) J2EE
3 3 (37.50%) JSP
3 3 (37.50%) Servlets
3 3 (37.50%) Apache
3 3 (37.50%) JUnit
3 3 (37.50%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
4 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
4 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (25.00%) WSDL
4 2 (25.00%) Adobe
4 2 (25.00%) SOAP
4 2 (25.00%) XML
4 2 (25.00%) JBoss
4 2 (25.00%) Spring
4 2 (25.00%) Degree
4 2 (25.00%) JSON
4 2 (25.00%) Apache Flex

Java SE
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Java SE also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Java SE. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Apache
1 3 (37.50%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 2 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (25.00%) JBoss
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Oracle BPM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Jackrabbit
2 2 (25.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (12.50%) HBase
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database 10g
3 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (37.50%) JUnit
2 2 (25.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (25.00%) Liquibase
3 1 (12.50%) Subversion
3 1 (12.50%) Maven
3 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 1 (12.50%) Mockito
General
1 3 (37.50%) Banking
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (12.50%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (75.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Hadoop Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (37.50%) Apache Sling
2 3 (37.50%) HTML
2 3 (37.50%) J2EE
2 3 (37.50%) Grails
2 3 (37.50%) JSP
2 3 (37.50%) Servlets
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) XML
3 2 (25.00%) WSDL
3 2 (25.00%) Spring
3 2 (25.00%) jBPM
3 2 (25.00%) JSON
3 2 (25.00%) Apache Flex
4 1 (12.50%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (12.50%) RESTful
4 1 (12.50%) CSS
4 1 (12.50%) Apache Felix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (37.50%) TDD
1 3 (37.50%) Web Development
1 3 (37.50%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (25.00%) Workflow
2 2 (25.00%) Product Management
3 1 (12.50%) MVC
3 1 (12.50%) SEO
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) HDFS
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle